Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
Andrey Tarkovsky (1932-1986) was a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist and opera and theater director. Tarkovsky's films are characterized by spiritual and metaphysical themes, lack of conventional dramatic structure and plot, and distinctively authored use of cinematography. In this lesson, students are introduced to the film director and author of Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema, Andrey Tarkovsky.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the book and author. Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema is a book by Russian filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky about art and cinema theory, and his own films in particular. It was originally published in 1986 in German shortly before the author's death, and published in English in 1987.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct independent research on Andrey Tarkovsky, his biography, education, career, and criticism and commentary.
3) Group Activity: Following the research activity...
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